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Creaking the Boards - Floating Islands Youth Theatre

Creaking the Boards - Floating Islands Youth Theatre

‘Creaking the Boards’ is a showcase of very short original plays by Floating Islands Youth Theatre. From a homage to Edgar Allan Poe to a meeting between Achilles and the Grim Reaper, these original works will chill and entertain as befits the season.
Yarns for Youngsters

Yarns for Youngsters

In this special Halloween event for young festival patrons, extracts from Heinrich Hoffman’s 1845 bedtime classic Struwwelpeter are read by Eileen O’Mara Walsh. A collection of madcap morality fables that are far from cutesy, this hilarious book revels in the dire consequences suffered by children who misbehave.
Lego Competition

Lego Competition

BrickX Club Mayo is back with Westivals’ annual Lego Competition. This year’s theme is ‘Home’. The competition is open to 4-16 year-olds.

Inferno presents 'Firestorm'

Inferno presents 'Firestorm'

Inferno presents an intense blazing experience that creates art with fire accompanied by pyrotechnics and mesmerizing circus skills.
The Salmon Of Wisdom - Puppet Show

The Salmon Of Wisdom - Puppet Show

With the bag full of tricks and skills that we have collected along the way, we are delighted to bring you an exciting new telling of this old Irish legend: The Salmon of Wisdom
Plein Air Paint-Out

Plein Air Paint-Out

Open-Air Painting/Sketching. The Creel, Westport Quay Sunday 28th, 10.30am (sharp). Reconvene at the Towers Pub, The Quay at 4.30 pm - ...
Ukulele Workshop with Pete Williams

Ukulele Workshop with Pete Williams

Fancy learning the ukulele from the Dexys Midnight Runner himself?
Six-Word Selfie

Six-Word Selfie

The Six-Word Selfie is a fun pop-up exhibition open to all.
Westival + Clare Island - Communities in Collaboration Project

Westival + Clare Island - Communities in Collaboration Project

Workshops, readings and music by the fire in one of Irelands most beautiful and creative spaces, Clare Island.
Stinging Fly Seminar and Book Launch

Stinging Fly Seminar and Book Launch

Stinging Fly Press editor Declan Meade will give a fascinating talk on getting published and launch Stinging Fly Stories.
‘How to Haiku’ A drop-in clinic with Roberta Beary

‘How to Haiku’ A drop-in clinic with Roberta Beary

Ever wondered about Haiku? Want to write one? Head to this drop-in haiku clinic and try your hand at the traditional Japanese ‘one-breath poem’ composed with seventeen syllables over three lines.
'Wishbone Moon’ - A collection of International Women’s Haiku

'Wishbone Moon’ - A collection of International Women’s Haiku

Join us for the launch of this groundbreaking anthology of haiku by women from six continents.